14-18 Dec 2020
20-21/OLRP-06 (Online Regional Program)
The participants of this online Regional Program are composed Managers, Principals, Instructional designers and mid- to senior-level TVET trainers from government institutions.


Trained workforce is a backbone of the industries and indispensable for national economic development. The trained workforce is not only required for increased productivity, enterprise competitiveness and further industrialization but it is equally important to maintain the development and sustainability already achieved.

The sustainability revolution will, hopefully, be the third major social and economic turning point in human history. Achieving sustainable development necessitates change of our mindset and behavior. It is becoming increasingly clear that the quest for sustainable development requires integrating economic, social, cultural, political and ecological factors. Indeed, it has long been recognized that education is crucial for achieving sustainable development. As a result, all policymakers across the world are focusing their efforts towards generating jobs and increasing productivity as one of their top agendas. For the developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region, addressing the challenge of the sustainable development is a necessity for the attainment of an inclusive economic growth and the reduction of unemployment and poverty.

TVET systems need to prepare their learners for being responsible and well informed producers and consumers, and for being able to act competently, creatively and as agents for sustainability in their workplaces and in society at large. Investment in TVET skills development initiatives needed for the green transition enhances environmental awareness, competency, innovation and entrepreneurship, and thus opens new market opportunities for environmental goods and services, promotes green innovation and green growth, and puts our world on a more sustainable development path.

The 05 days online regional program aims to provide a detailed foundation on Greening TVET for sustainable development. This theme aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals. TVET has consistently reinvented itself to be a discipline that does not only actively provide technical skills to workers but also contributes to the awareness and improvement of education by generating green jobs. For that, we have to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes of human resources to make clean, green, healthy and prosperous environment. Considering the importance of TVET for sustainable development, the greening TVET courses are highly relevant for this period (2015-2030) and beyond.


At the end of the program, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the concept and principles of Green TVET and green skills development
  • Apply the five pillars strategy of greening TVET
  • Develop action plan for the implementation of five pillars strategy of greening TVET.

Expected Output and Outcome

The expected outcomes of RP are to:

  • Implement five pillars strategy in TVET institutions
  • Institutional capacity on greening TVET will be strengthened.

The expected outputs of the program are:

  • SWOT Analysis report on Greening TVET
  • Action plan

Main Contents

The spiral learning approach will be used to deliver the online program, start by mentioning a cluster of rough ideas, including some online applications as well as some fundamental building blocks and finally, a self-directed learning approach through action planning.

The main contents of Online Regional Program are:

Theme Papers (online)

  • Special Lecture: Greening TVET for Sustainable Development
  • Online Class 1: Five Pillars Strategies of Greening TVET
  • Online Class 2: Integration of Green Skills in the Curriculum
  • Online Class 3: International practices and innovative initiatives in greening TVET
  • Online Class 4: Practices of Greening TVET in the context of Singapore
  • Online Class 5: Policy intervention to greening TVET

Projects (individual)

  • Project 1: Conduct SWOT Analysis on greening TVET initiatives in the institute
  • Project 2: Identify the initiatives taken by institute based on five pillars of greening TVET
  • Project 3: Prepare an action plan for greening TVET in own institute

An online Exam (Individual Participant)

Instructional Strategies

To facilitate productive and interactive learning, the following instructional strategies will be utilized to effectively train the participants:

  • Group and individual tasks
  • Workshops and exercises
  • Online Learning
  • Use OnCOURSE learning management system
  • Questions and answers
  • On-line presentations

Facilities Required
  • Minimum 5Mbps Broadband Internet
  • Desktop/ Laptop Computer with Webcam, Microphone, Speakers or Earphones
  • Chrome Browser or any HTML5 Compliant Browser

Program Management

Program Supervisor (CPSC) Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane (CPSC) ([email protected]) is the first Nepali and the 11th Director General of CPSC. He is also the concurrent President of Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC). He has 30 years of experience in TVET starting as an instructor up to becoming the CEO of Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) in Nepal. He served as Project Manager in ADB projects and Program Coordinator in Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) funded projects. He was a key member in formulating the TVET Policy of Nepal in 2007 and 2012.

He is a dynamic leader, certified project assessor, strategic planner, experienced project manager, TVET Institution Quality Assessor, TVET Expert, and a seasoned manager, attested by the awards received such as the Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu IV from the Late King Birendra Bira Bikram Shah Dev and Global Educational Leadership Award by the World Education Congress; scholarship from Ryutaro Hashimoto Foundation, Japan; and Humphrey Fellowship from Fullbright Foundation, USA.

He has presented papers in a number of international conferences and meetings on TVET. He has authored and co-authored publications on TVET in various thematic areas - accessibility, greening, entrepreneurship, financing, equality, and image building. Dr. Lamichhane earned his PhD and MPhil in Education Leadership from Kathmandu University in Nepal. He has a degree in Educational Administration, Planning and Policy from Peabody College/Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA.

Program Coordinator and Resource Person Engr. Abdul Ghani Rajput ([email protected]) is currently working as a Faculty Specialist in CPSC. He is a experienced and visionary TEVT expert with more than 12 years diversified experience in making TEVT/HRD policies, institutional framework and implementation of skills development plans with local and international organizations. He has developed a training manual on Industrial Revolution 4.0 in TVET sector as well as manual on Instructional Design for E-Learning Courses. He is a certified Competency-Based Training and Assessment Trainer and Vocational Counselor. His experties inculde Capacity Development of TVET Stakeholders, Employers Engagement and Project Management.

He was the Director (MIS) of Sindh Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA) and worked as a Focal Person for TVET Sector Support Programe, implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Pakistan. He has been playing key roles in policy and institutional development with NAVTTC and training providers for making TEVT demand led. He has been interacting with various local & international organizations including ILO, World Bank, GIZ, British Council, MTC International USA, Skills International and City & Guilds, UK etc. He has transformed existing supply-based system to demand-driven through Competency-Based Training (CBT) at STEVTA. He presented a paper on "Curriculum Delivery in line Industrial Reveloution 4.0" as keynote speaker in 3rd International Conference and 17th National Conference of PACUIT - Leading the 21st Century Generation Towards a Globalized Industrial Technology on 25 April 2019, Manila Philippines.

He served as a Technical Advisor, Human Resource Development for the GIZ TVET Sector Support Programe for five years. He was responsible for supporting the relevant training providers and enterprises in the selected sector to establish a coordination framework for planning and delivering training under the framework of the National Qualifications Framework (NVQF). He has been playing a key role in the implementation of training for principals, teachers, instructors, assessors and certification of Sindh Trade Testing Board (TTB).

Engr. Rajput is a Professional Engineer of Pakistan Engineering Council and earned his MSc in Information System Engineering from the University of Twente, Netherlands (2009-2011). He studied Master of Engineering in Communiation Systems Networks from Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan (2005-2007) and his bachelor in Computer System Engineering (1999-2002) from Hamdard University, Karachi Pakistan.

Resource Person Dr. Joel Lee was awarded a Glaxo – Singapore Institute of Molecular & Cell Biology (IMCB) scholarship to pursue Ph.D studies at the Institute of Neurology, University College London, U.K. after completing his BSc (Hons) degree from the Dept of Microbiology, National University of Singapore. Upon returning to Singapore, Dr. Lee joined Singapore’s first biomedical sciences research institute (IMCB) as a Research Fellow, where he undertook various research projects in the fields of understanding the functions of brain-specific proteins, the roles of specific proteins required for cell shape changes that are important for wound healing, and the wiring network of brain cells for memory.

Dr. Lee was subsequently appointed as IMCB's Chief-of-Staff overseeing and co-ordinating both IMCB's administrative & research operations. Dr. Lee has participated in Singapore's Genetic Modification Advisory Committee, the Ministry of Education Working Committee on Life Sciences Education reviewing the high school and college Biology syllabus, amongst others. From 1999 to 2008, he was a Director of IMCB Holdings Pte Ltd, a bio-business and commercialisation arm of the IMCB. He is also a member of the Singapore Advisory Board for the American Society of Clinical Pathology, the Workforce Development Agency Technical Committee for Pharmaceutical & Biologics Manufacturing as well as its Clinical Research Consortium. Dr. Lee was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of Eu Yan Sang International (Singapore’s largest Complementary and Alternative Medicine company), and has been a visiting Fellow of the U.K. Newcastle University. Dr Lee is a holder of five international patents, with three on the safe formulation and method of preparing an extract from plant comprising cholesterol-lowering compounds, one on a novel molecule for removing undifferentiated and dedifferentiated stem cells for human stem cell therapy as well as one for a rapid, non-destructive method to authenticate edible bird’s nest. Except for the patent on the molecule for stem cell therapy, all the patents have been licensed for commercialisation.

As its Founding Director, Dr. Lee moved from IMCB to Nanyang Polytechnic in 2001 to establish the School of Chemical & Life Sciences (SCL). Together with colleagues, SCL has grown from an initial intake of 120 students in its first diploma course in Molecular Biotechnology to now include about 1,200 students over three years in six others, i.e. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Food Science & Nutrition, Medicinal Chemistry, Food & Beverage Business, Chemical & Pharmaceutical Technology, Biologics & Process Technology and the Chemical & Green Technology. The School has been actively promoting STEM to students from high schools and leverages on close industry partnerships as well as through fun, innovative and engaging STEM activities to inspire students to STEM careers.

Resource Person Engr. Sanyog Bhattarai ([email protected]) is currently working as a faculty specialist in CPSC. He has started his career with Training Institute for Technical Instruction (TITI)/CTEVT/MoEST, where 12 years was dedicated on research/study on improving technical education and vocational training in Nepal, demand-driven training courses development and implementation.

Under his leadership, 12,163 employment-seeking youths including excluded and vulnerable women of Nepal capacitated in vocational skill development training targeting to provide in-country and/or foreign employment. He has worked under the component of vocational skill development training for EVENT/WBG/MoE (600 trainees), EIG/USAID/Winrock (3000 trainees), SaMi/Helvetas/SDC (1600 trainees), LYDP/WVI (300 trainees), SajhedariBikas/ USAID/PACT (348 trainees), CTIP/World Education (15 all-women trainees), Advancing Women Economic Empowerment-AWEE (2,000 trainees) funded by Government of Finland, Future We Want-FWW (300 trainees) funded by Zonta International and Education Joint Programming-Education JP (4,000 trainees) funded by KOICA.

He has managed all phases; career counseling, trainees selection, vocational training, psycho-social counseling, business & entrepreneurship training, linking trainees with financial institutions for loan to start a enterprise, monitoring of on-going training, managing on-the-job training, linking with potential employers, job placement,establishing micro-enterprises, and income verification.

He has provided Training of Trainers (ToT) to 500 plus technical instructors and teachers in Nepal, Bhutan, Albania, Uganda, and India. He has developed courses like active learners’ methodology, training of trainers, the use of mini-tiller in commercial farming, as well as pesticide management and application. He has experience in capacity building in different areas; TVET, agriculture, trade & fiscal policy, food security, value-chain, pesticide management, and soft-skills training.